KEY FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
Download the detailed FdV PhD Guidelines that every PhD student of the Frontières du Vivant doctoral school must apply during his thesis.
English speaking program
To maximize scientific exchanges between international students and professors, all courses and seminars are given in English. To improve the communication abilities of our students, courses to perfect oral and written presentations are provided as well as language courses.
International scientific committee
FdV selections of students, professors and courses are being supervised by an international scientific committee of distinguished academic leaders all working in prestigious foreign institutions.
The FdV PhD Program combines research with a structured program of advanced interdisciplinary training in scientific specific and generic skills. Students are obliged to attend 300 hours courses (over 3 years) to validate their PhD. A minimum of 50% of this trainingcourses has to be covered by courses from the FdV program and the rest could be from various institutions in France, international meetings and summer schools, or validated by involvement teaching activities. In addition, special budget is devoted to promote students scientific life.
The PhD program offer many courses during the year, also open to students from other doctoral schools.
The students are also highly encouraged to attend international meetings, courses and summer schools (like Cold Spring Harbor, Woods Hole or EMBO courses) and to spend several months in a foreign laboratory. Special stipends are available to this end.
The FdV is based on a strong tutoring system, with two tutors from different disciplines for each student. The student will be followed closely by his/her tutors (yearly meetings of the Thesis Advisory Committee that also include the PhD supervisor(s)). This will ensure the progress of the research, with respect to the original aims and in the light of new advances in the field, as well as the general well being of the student.
Students can apply to any laboratory in the Paris region. To promote interdisciplinarity, the French ministry of research opened the possibility to our students to choose any Laboratory in the region that wishes to contribute to work at the interface with Life science, regardless of their main discipline and affiliation to other doctoral schools.
Download the FdV PhD Guidelines that every PhD student of the Frontières du Vivant doctoral school must apply during his thesis.